Past Event! Note: this event has already taken place.

When: Thursday, October 17th, 2019
Time: 4:00 pm — 5:00 pm
Location:40 Ruskin St., Ottawa ON K1Y 4W7, University of Ottawa Heart Institute, Room H-2367 (Centre Foustanellas Auditorium)
Contact:Paul Johns,

Join us for a showdown between two teams as they debate a subject in medical physics!

In lieu of the typical seminar, this special event is part of the continued OMPI 30th anniversary celebrations. “The Great (Medical Physics) Debate” – with topic chosen by the OMPI membership – will take place over approximately 60-65 minutes with two teams (of two debaters) putting their best words forward in favour or against the resolution to convince the audience that they deserve the win – using only their opening statement, rebuttal points, and closing statements to make their case, teams must ensure that their points are clear, concise, yet comprehensive.

The aim here is to have a structured yet fun flow of ideas and facts, not a TV style political debate to score points and airtime – although respectful challenges will be encouraged and permitted. Depending upon available time, there may be an opportunity to pose one or two questions to teams during or following the debate.

Please note: The seminar will begin promptly at 4 p.m. 

Location Details

Centre Foustanellas Auditorium H-2367
University of Ottawa Heart Institute (UOHI)

From 40 Ruskin Street Entrance:
Via stairs: Go to Level 2. Exit stairwell. Turn right. Through door.
Via elevator: Go to Level 2.

From the Civic Campus of the Ottawa Hospital:
Go to D-wing in the Civic on the Main Level.
When you reach the elevators, turn your back to them, and follow the long, windowed hallway to the Heart Institute (Level 1).
Keep going straight through a maze of construction (do not turn left into the new UOHI building), veer right.
When the maze opens up, turn left
Turn left again.
Take elevators to Level 2.

From in from of the elevators on Level 2 in UOHI:
Turn right then follow the hallway (keeping left)
When you can see the track through a bank of windows on your left, the seminar room will be on your right.


For Oct. 17 at the Heart Institute, we recommend parking in the surface lot P2 on Ruskin St across the street from the Heart Institute, or the multi-storey garage P1. View the map or visit the Heart Institute website for more information about parking onsite.